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  • $1,493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. T.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Journey of Self Awareness

My students need a binding machine, art supplies, binders and notebook paper for their learning journey.

My Students

What path will your journey take? That's the question my students will attempt to answer over the next year as they embark on a journey of self-discovery and dreams.

My students are gifted first, second, third and fourth graders - 111 students who love learning.

They come together once a week from five different elementary schools to explore the world of learning in a different way from their regular classroom setting. This year they will be embarking on a journey as we participate in an author study of Peter Reynolds' Creatrilogy (The Dot, Ish and Sky Color) as well as three other of his books - I'm Here (about an autistic child), Rose's Garden (about Rose Kennedy) and The North Star (about finding your own path and following your own star). These books were chosen as part of the Global Read Aloud this year, a global project connecting students around the globe with literature. In addition to the journals, students will connect online with blogs, tweets, and wikis to share globally.

My Project

The students will use the materials in this project to create a journal as they describe their own journey, the dreams they have and the decisions they make along the way. We are asking for art supplies (paints, paper, markers, crayons and color pencils) for this purpose. In addition we are asking for a thermal binding machine so that each students work can be bound into a journal at the end of the year. This will be an ongoing project, so students in first grade will eventually have four years of journals by the time they leave the program in fourth grade. These materials will allow students to express themselves artistically, to reflect upon their learning, to set goals for themselves, and, in time, to see the journey they have taken over the past year (or more).

The art supplies (paints, water pots, markers, crayons, pencils and papers) will provide them with the supplies they need to be creative in the way they put their journal together.

The binding machine will allow us to bind their books to make them a more permanent reminder of their journey. In addition we are asking for binders for new students and filler paper for all student binders to do their class work for the project. Thank you for your consideration and support of public education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Roaring Spring College Ruled Filler Paper 8-1/2x11", 100 Count • Quill.com $1.61 50 $80.50
Quill Brand 1" Round Ring Binder View, White, 3-Ring • Quill.com $2.79 20 $55.80
Fellowes Thermal Binding Covers 1/4, Black • Quill.com $11.04 20 $220.80
Fellowes Helios 30 Thermal Binding Machine • Quill.com $148.74 1 $148.74
Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 256 • Blick Art Materials $67.58 2 $135.16
Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Thin Line, Set of 200 • Blick Art Materials $61.09 2 $122.18
Crayola Regular Crayon Classpack - Pack of 832, 64 colors • Blick Art Materials $52.75 2 $105.50
Crayola Colored Pencils 50/Box • Quill.com $10.19 8 $81.52
Prang Liquid Tempera Paint Assorted • Quill.com $34.84 2 $69.68
Nasco Nonspill Water Pot - Set of 10 • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Mixing Color Set, Pack of 6 Colors, Pints • Blick Art Materials $22.53 1 $22.53
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Violet • Quill.com $1.61 10 $16.10
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Orange • Quill.com $1.61 10 $16.10
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Brown • Quill.com $1.61 10 $16.10
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", White • Quill.com $1.44 10 $14.40
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Green • Quill.com $1.44 10 $14.40
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Black • Quill.com $1.44 10 $14.40
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Yellow • Quill.com $1.44 10 $14.40
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Holiday Red • Quill.com $1.44 10 $14.40
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Blue • Quill.com $1.44 10 $14.40
Riverside Construction Paper 9x12", Grey • Quill.com $2.12 5 $10.60
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$1,217.61

Vendor shipping charges

$2.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,268.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$223.92

Total project goal

$1,492.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,492.78

1 Donor

-$25.00

Donations toward project cost

-$21.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$1,467.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,247.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$220.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 111 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Lily Sarah Grace Fund and one other donor.

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